Finally, I took some pictures of a dress I finished back in December. This is a dress/jumper from old Burda magazine (09-2007-121).
Lately I sew only with old patterns. There are two reasons for that: I need some time to accept new trends, and I don't sew enough so I can't finish all my plans from past years. So, for this year the sewing plan is to use all patterns from Simple chic (Japanese book I'm in love :)) and to use at least one pattern from new Burda. (I have a reason to buy a magazine every month. :) )
Back to dress: This is pull-on knit dress with a deep v-neck and tulip-shaped skirt. It was quick and easy to sew. The fabric I used is heavy gray wool jersey.At first; I was worried it would be too bulky at the bodice. -The lining for bodice is the same wool jersey.-But it is not. I am skinny enough, and some bulky on particular parts of the body is welcome.
The Burda advice is to wear the dress over " a close-fitting turtleneck pullover for the true-to-style look."I love turtlenecks. Since I always freeze, they keep me warm. So, for me, this dress is the perfect garment.
I took size 36 and didn't make any pattern alternation. Here are lots of others dresses with complete reviews and useful construction details.
I did finally complete the scarf I have started back in September.
And the beret from same yarn.
I am not completely satisfied with the beret.The pattern is so beautiful but it's not noticeable when it is done with this yarn. And the photos are bad.
You can't see the beauty of the shining and sparkling yarn.LOL
I can't resist it.I really love busy prints, colors, sparkling stones, sequins and other kitsch.Period!LOL